++ can teach easily
++ you do not have to shout
++ you do not have to revise as history remains constant
++ may get more earning
-- can be boring after few years
-- no growth unless you are researching in some exceptional area
++ being with children is a joy in itself
++ do not have to worry about accuracy of teaching just have to be good to children
++ easy and not-so-critical job
++ you yourself can become more creative and jolly when with children
-- children at times can be a real headache and frustration
-- children may be difficult to teach if you do not have patience
-- may make you tired at the end of the day
-- may get less earning Do you mean teaching little kids like K - 5 versus teaching history to older students?
Teaching little kids can be both fun and stressful. They are willing to learn and do just about anything, but they're also cranky and out of control. Also, the pay is crappy and there's little room for advancement. You can't really advance too far in a career teaching little kids.
Teaching history could take you to middle schools, high schools, even a professorship at a university if you get a phD. It will be more intellectually rewarding but will take much, much more education. I love children and history is amazing. Think and imagine yourself in the classroom teaching little children and then imagine yourself teaching history. Where would you think you would be happier? If you think you'd be happy on both, where would you benefit more? I think that you need to give an eye to the No Child Left Behind legislation to help you decide your credential. To teach secondary history, you need to been certified in that single subject. To teach in elementary school, you need to be multiple subject certified. actually you can do both. I teach music to children. I am in the music education program at my university. I take teaching classes as well as music classes for my degree. do both. It really depends upon your own personal preferences, interests, aptitudes, and abilities, not what other people see as the pros and cons. Everyone is different.
I would suggest you do some volunteering with young children and with kids at the "history teaching age". That might help you figurte out which group you'd rather work with.
If you chose to teach in a more rural area or a more isolated area of your country, or even some other country, you might have the option of teaching both groups, since teachers in more rural areas sometimes work with kids at different levels.
Someone made a good suggestion about looking at the different requirements for certification. Those requirements might influence your decision.
I don't know where you are in this process right now, but keeping your options open until you are sure is a good plan. Also, keep in mind that in today's world young people entering the job market now can expect to change careers a number of times throughout their working lives, so it is quite possible you might do both.
Take care and good luck! Source(s):
Me - retired teacher.
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